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  1. BlazerManiac
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    Posted 06/02/2012 11:08 AM

    Sign Mowray or Buchanan NOW!



    Screw Larry Miller's Process Oriented Management Style.



    We need a DEFINITIVE FUTIURE NOW!



    Trail Blazers GM candidate Neil Olshey agrees to stay with Clippers

    Published: Friday, June 01, 2012, 6:45 PM Updated: Friday, June 01, 2012, 7:36 PM
    NEIL-OLSHEY-022411.JPGNeil Olshey
    Neil Olshey is out of the running for the Trail Blazers’ vacant general manager position, instead agreeing to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers.



    Olshey, the Clippers’ vice president of basketball operations, is one of three candidates known to have interviewed with owner Paul Allen for Portland’s GM position. Allen tweeted Wednesday that he has interviewed four candidates.



    The release from the Clippers:



    The Los Angeles Clippers announced today that an agreement in principle has been reached between the team and Vice President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey. As usual, no terms of the agreement were made public.



    The 2011-12 campaign marked Olshey's second season as the Clippers' Vice President of Basketball Operations and his ninth overall season with the organization. Olshey began his career as Director of Player Development prior to the start of the 2003-04 season and served as an assistant coach during the 2004-05 campaign before holding the title of Director of Player Personnel from 2005-08. Olshey was promoted to the role of Assistant General Manager prior to the start of the 2008-09 season, holding that position for two seasons until being named Vice President of Basketball Operations prior to the start of the 2010-11 campaign.



    After spearheading an exhaustive search that brought the Clippers new head coach Vinny Del Negro prior to the start of the 2010-11 season, Olshey retooled the roster prior to the start of the 2011-12 campaign. During a six-day span, Olshey added two-time All-Star Caron Butler, five-time All-Star Chauncey Billups, re-signed athletic center DeAndre Jordan and through the biggest trade in franchise history, brought in All-Star point guard Chris Paul. In addition, without a first round selection in the 2011 NBA Draft, Olshey was still able to solidify the Clippers bench by nabbing Georgia teammates Trey Thompkins (37th overall) and Travis Leslie (47th overall) in the second round. In addition to these moves, Olshey made three key acquisitions with the free agent signing of veteran big men Reggie Evans and Kenyon Martin and the trade deadline deal to acquire swingman Nick Young from the Washington Wizards. Adding these players to the returning core of 2011 NBA Rookie of the Year Blake Griffin, All-Star point guard Mo Williams, 2011 All-Rookie Second Team guard Eric Bledsoe and solid rotation players Randy Foye and Ryan Gomes, the Clippers had one of the deepest rosters in the NBA this season.



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  1. barnettfan
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    Posted 06/02/2012 2:07 PM

    This is good news.
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